It is time to celebrate the all-time favorite fruit by devouring these apple books for little learners! There’s so much to learn about apples. How they grow, the lifecycle of an apple, the variety of apples, harvesting the delicious fruits, and of course, putting them to use! Besides reading apple books, two of my favorite things to do with apples in my classroom is to have my little learners help make applesauce in a slow cooker, cut apples in half to investigate, or change dramatic play into an Apple Orchard.
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Fall Apples Tag along on a trip to the apple orchard! I love this book because it gives teachers an opportunity to ask their little learners about the signs of fall. I love hearing what my little learners have to say. This nonfiction text is a great resource for little learners with its bright pictures and simple vocabulary.
Tap the Magic Tree This fantastic board book is interactive with the seasons of the year. Shake, blow, and tap along to help the magic tree as it changes seasons. It starts as a bare tree and asks your readers to help it change with the seasons. Each page brings a new change to the tree and a new set of directions to follow.
Secrets of the Apple Tree Here is another clever interactive book that requires the use of a flashlight. Shine the light behind the page to reveal the secrets of the apple tree! The reader gets to learn about the outside of the apple tree, as well as, the inside. The animals that help the apple tree grow and the critters that make the apple tree their home.
Little Apple With the help of a little girl, the life cycle of an apple is explored. From the seed to tree and everything in between, this book is a must-read for your little learners.
Apples for Everyone Here is another one of my favorite children’s books from National Geographic. Fantastic photographs capture the magnificent apple tree perfectly. It shows readers all the uses of apples throughout the fall season from cider to candy apples and everything in between.
The Apple Pie Tree This book makes the apple tree look so delicious. The beautiful illustrations along with the storyline make this one enticing book. Join two sisters as they watch and learn about their apple tree with the changes of the seasons.
How to Make an Apple Pie This isn’t your typical tutorial on how to make an apple pie. It is an adventurous story that takes you on a trip around the globe to find the best ingredients to make the perfect apple pie. There is even a simple recipe included!
Ouch! A hedgehog gets into quite the pickle when an apple lands on his back. His friends try to help but only add to the problem and pretty soon hedgehog can’t fit in his home! This book has simple language and would be perfect to use with early readers or implemented into a special education classroom.
Eating the Alphabet Since we are speaking about apples, let’s use this as an opportunity to teach our little learners about the variety of fruits and vegetables that are grown around the world. Plus, practice letter identification and beginning sounds with this A to Z book. The illustrations are gorgeous and will surely capture your little learners’ attention!
Ten Red Apples An adorable rhyming and counting book that will quickly become a classroom favorite. This is one of my favorite apple books for sure. Read along as all the farm animals eat an apple but will there be enough for the farmer and his wife?
Applesauce Day What will Maria and her family do with all of those apples from the apple orchard? Make applesauce of course! Follow along as Maria learns all about making applesauce and the special family pot that Grandmother uses.
Apples Take a closer look at the apple tree and the different types of apples that grow around the world. This book, also, shows the life cycle of an apple from start to finish. Once you learn about the variety of apples, it’s time to bake your own apple pie from the recipe at the end of this book.
Apple Farmer Annie Annie sure stays busy growing so many apples. Read along as Farmer Annie picks, bakes, and eats the juiciest apples! This book is great for learning about sorting, counting, and baking. There are several apple recipes included in the back!
Bad Apple It is a little book about an apple and his unlikely friend worm. Their friendship causes apple to stand out and the bullies start calling him names. Is being friends with worm better than being a good apple? Read it to find out!
Apple Countdown It’s field trip day and it just so happens that the class is going to visit an apple orchard! Start at 20 and countdown to 1 by the time the day is over. This book even includes simple addition problems. Explore the apple orchard with this wonderful group of students!
A Day at the Apple Orchard Give those little learners a first-hand look at what an apple orchard looks like in real life. With these fantastic photos, the story really does come to life.
Tasting I think tasting is one of the favorite senses of little learners. And why wouldn’t it be? This book explores the sense of taste and how their tongue and mouth work. Bring a few apples with you to storytime and see how eager your students are to try a bite of a juicy, crisp apple.
Now that you have a list of amazing apple books for circle time, let’s plan your apple-themed activities and center. Check out my Apple Themed Activities for Little Learners and make sure you grab the FREEBIES too!
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